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  Based on the east coast of England, Oyster has been one of the ongoing success stories of British boatbuilding for almost 40 years. In particular, the company has successfully adapted to changes in the marketplace, moving quickly from sporty race oriented boats to larger and more luxurious quality world girdling cruising yachts. It has now become one of those companies others seek to emulate, with a range of 10 models from 47 to 125ft. All those up to 88ft are built in the UK, while a collaboration with the renowned Turkish shipyard RMK Marine enabled the company to enter the mainstream of the superyacht market for the first time. Wherever they are in the world owners are well supported by Oyster’s engineering teams. There are also rallies and regattas aimed specifically at Oyster owners, including a round the world cruise, which prove extremely popular.    

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2003 Oyster 56

A$ 1,032,000 (Listed price: US$788,035)

Unknown,United Kingdom

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The 56 is one of the most popular performance cruisers in the Oyster range with over 60 cruising the oceans of the world. This particular 56 is highly specified and with its recent upgrades and regular professional maintenance program it would suit the new boat buyer.

Designer: Rob Humphreys
Builder: Oyster UK
Length: 17.5m - 57'
Beam: 4.95m
Draft: 2.44m
Displacement: 27,260Kg
Keel / Ballast: 7,290 with high performance bulb keel
Hull Material: GRP to Lloyds specifications CAT A Ocean
Deck Material: GRP with balsa core with Teak overlay
Engine: Perkins M115T/115hp with Maxprop 24" feathering propeller and rope cutter.
Engine Hours: 1700
Genset: Westerbeke 6Kw 220 Volt
Fuel: 1,150 litres
Water: 1,000 litres plus Seafresh 95 litre per hour water maker

Accommodation: Layout B 3 cabin configuration, owner stateroom aft with ensuite, double berth guest cabin port side forward with single berth cabin/workshop to starboard, guest bathroom forward behind watertight bulkhead.

Galley: Gimballed Force 10 4 burner stove with grill and oven, front opening refrigerator with insulated freezer, twin S/S sinks.

Shower: Both bathrooms plus transom
Toilet: 2 PAR Quiet Flush electric with holding tanks

Dinghy: Zodiac 320 with Yamaha 8hp(new 2008)

Covers: Sprayhood, bimini with side curtains, awning, cockpit table, pedestal, winches, windlass

Ground Tackle: 75lb CQR with 5m of 12mm chain and 100m 18mm nylon warp, Fortress kedge anchor and Lewmar vertical capstan with remote control at pedestal.

Safety Gear: Grab bag, Danbuoy, horseshoe lifbuoy, sea anchor with 100mm warp, floating throw line, loudhaler, webbing jackstays, emergency tiller, fire extinguishers including automatic in engine room, EPIRB, 8 man life raft, radar reflector, bilge pumps with alarm, life jackets etc.

Electrics: 12,24 and 240V, with 8 x 6V deep cycle batteries providing 490 amp hours for the 24V domestic supply, 2 x 12V providing 176 amp hours for engine starting, Mastervolt 24V battery charger, Mastervolt 24V/2500W Sine inverter, 300W inverter for desktop PC, 30 amp dockside power cable.

Electronics/Navigation: Raytheon ST60 instruments, Raystar GPS receiver, Raymarine chart plotter, ST 7000 autopilot, Icom VHF, Sailor SSB radio, satelite phone, desktop PC with Brother printer/fax/scanner.

Sail Inventory: New 2006 Spectra mainsail, yankee and staysail, radial cruising spinnaker with squeezer, spare main, yankee and staysail.

Mast/Rigging: Hood stowaway carbon GTI mast with electric inmast furling, cutter rig with inner forestay, hydraulic vang and backstay, Reckmann hydraulic headstay and staysail furlers, carbon spinnaker pole stowed on mast.

Deck Gear: Lewmar and Gebo hatches and port lights, Lewmar chrome all self tailing winches including 2 x 66 electric primaries and 1 x 48 for main sheet, 3.2m carbon fibre passerelle, bathing ladder.

Engine Room: Under centre cockpit with access on all sides.

Remarks: Some of the other features of this exceptional yacht include American oak interior with Oyster Millenium styling, chequered floorboards, special workshop in crew cabin with shelves and drawers below bunk, state of the art sound and entertainment system, 11hp tunnel bow thruster, Cruisair aircon to saloon and aft cabin, Webasto thermo heating, Seafresh watermaker, Eumenia washing machine, seawater manifold in engine room, charts, dive compressor, large inventory of spares for long term cruising. For the full comprehensive inventory contact our office.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Number of Engines 1    
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